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Postdoctoral Scholar in Spanish Critical Sociolinguistics and Language Education

University of California, Riverside

Job Description

Postdoctoral Scholar in Spanish Critical Sociolinguistics and Language Education

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Position overview

Position title: Postdoctoral Scholar

Salary range: $55,632 - $66,660 (Depending on Experience)
Anticipated start: October 1,2022

Application Window

Open date: May 29th, 2022

Next review date: Monday, Jun 27, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Friday, Jul 22, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

The Latino and Latin American Research and Studies Center at the University of California Riverside, invites applications for a one-year postdoctoral position in Spanish Critical Sociolinguistics and Language Education at the LatCrit Sociocultural Linguistics Lab, during the 2022-2023 academic year. The successful candidate will have a background in Latinx and Latin American Studies, Mexican studies, Critical Sociolinguistics, Critical Applied Linguistics, and/or Critical Language Education. Experience with mix methodologies will complement our current strengths in our linguistics area of studies.

The LatCrit Sociocultural Linguistics Lab Postdoc will join the leadership team of a vibrant campus in a Hispanic Serving Institution. The position entails duties connected with research on Sociocultural Linguistics and Critical Language Education, RA overseeing, and participation in curriculum development. A commitment to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion as well as an interest in collaborating with diverse faculty across campus in interdisciplinary endeavors are highly valued.

Successful candidate should have minimum qualifications of an M.A. degree in a related field and be at least ABD at time of application. A Ph.D. is required at time of start date. Candidates should have scholarly expertise on topics related to the field in Critical Sociolinguistics or Critical Applied Linguistics or related discipline. Excellent written communication skills. Proficiency with statistical analysis and social scientific qualitative methods, especially interviewing. Candidates trained in both qualitative and quantitative methods are preferred.

Application Procedure:
Submit a CV; statement on diversity, equity, and inclusion as well as collaboration with diverse faculty across campus in interdisciplinary endeavors; and two current letters of recommendation.

Review of applications will begin on June 27, 2022, and may continue until filled. To ensure full consideration, applications and supporting material should be received by June 27, 2022. Post-doc salary will be $55,632-$66,660 depending on experience upon start. The appointment starts October 1, 2022 or as soon as possible and will be for one year.

Letters of recommendation must be confidential. Please use the APRecruit system to have your recommenders upload them directly.

Department: https://latinamericanstudies.ucr.edu/

Qualifications

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

  • PhD in Critical Sociolinguistics or Critical Applied Linguistics or related discipline
  • Excellent written communication skills
  • Proficiency with statistical analysis

Preferred qualifications

  • Experience in cross-cultural research
  • Fluency in Spanish

UCR is a world-class research University with an exceptionally diverse undergraduate student body. Its mission is explicitly linked to providing routes to educational success for underrepresented and first-generation college students. A commitment to this mission is a preferred qualification.

Application Requirements

Document requirements

  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V. CV including description of teaching experience

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Past and/or Planned Future Contributions to Advancing Diversity and Inclusive Excellence - In a “Statement of Past and/or Planned Future Contributions to Advancing Diversity and Inclusive Excellence”, we ask applicants to describe their past and/or potential future contributions to promoting a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment, which is a key requirement of the role of every faculty member and administrator at UCR. There are numerous ways to contribute, and a commitment to this part of our mission can be reflected through research, teaching, supervision, mentoring, community engagement, service, and any of the other varied activities that are a part of an academic career.

  • Example of Collaboration with Diverse Faculty

  • Statement of Research Interest (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 2-4 letters of reference required

Letters of recommendation must be confidential. Please use the APRecruit system to have your recommenders upload them directly.

Apply link: https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/JPF01569

Help contact: ffigu005@ucr.edu

Campus Information

UCR is a world-class research university with an exceptionally diverse undergraduate student body. Its mission is explicitly linked to providing routes to educational success for underrepresented and first-generation college students. A commitment to this mission is a preferred qualification.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

University of California COVID-19 Vaccination Program Policy
As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy (https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/5000695/SARS-CoV-2_Covid-19). All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. Please refer to Appendix F, Section II.C. of the policy for the deadlines applicable to new University of California employees. Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

Job location

Riverside, CA

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